Senior encouraged by teams’ progress

REED CITY -- Jacob Vincent is coming off a banner football season and is now looking for successes to unfold in a major way on the basketball floor for the Reed City Coyotes.

Last Thursday at Chippewa Hills, Vincent, a senior, had 12 points in a 73-46 Coyote victory.

“We took care of the ball and didn’t have as many turnovers,” Vincent said. “We played as a team not as five (separate guys) They threw away the ball and we got some turnovers off the press. I thought we did pretty good on them.”

Vincent had to work through some foul trouble against Chippewa Hills.

“I only get into foul trouble a couple of times,” he said. “It happens. I’m not mad about it but I’m not happy about it.”

Rebounding has been the strongest part of Vincent’s game.

“We have coaches come in all the time with big bags and we have to go over them to get rebounds,” Vincent said. “It helps everyone a lot. It helps having us go over the basket hard.”

Rebounding remains a huge factor for the Coyotes.

“When we get a bad shot and get an offensive rebound and put it back in, it just motivates us more,” Vincent said. The Coyotes have been battling lately to get to the .500 mark.

“We started out rough but we’re getting into it now,” Vincent said. “I think we’re going to go a long way. We’re finally playing as a team.”